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" -- tragedy at sandy hook, the search for solutions. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. today the shattered community of newtown, connecticut, mourned the young teacher who died trying to protect her first grade class, while school districts across the country are now beefing up security. in the wake of this tragedy, schools nationwide are grappling with the difficult questions about keeping their students safe, including the debate over arming teachers with guns. here's alex perez. >> reporter: she came face to face with unthinkable horror and fought to save her first graders. laid to rest today, 27-year-old sandy hook teacher vicki soto. those remembers her we're green ribb ribbons, her favorite color. her sister jillian, already know what the world is remembering, saying you have been a hero to me for a lot longer than five days. you've been my big sister, the one i've always looked up to. among the mourners, family friend musician paul simon who performed "the sound of silence." soto did everything she could to keep her school family safe and worried teachers across the country are desp
teaching first grade at sandy hook elementary, and she loved every moment of it. her mom says vicky loved her students more than life. always referring to them as her kids, instead of her students. she wanted to be known as a good teacher but also as a fun teacher. her students loved her. many said she was their favorite teacher. on friday, vicki died a hero. after hearing gun shots, she herded her kids into the closet and shielded them from the gunman. >> she loved her kids. she talked about them all the time with such fondness and caring. she adored them. and i have no doubt in my mind she did everything she could to protect everyone of them. >> vicki was equally passionate about her family. she was known as queen victoria at home. the ringleader who organized christmas every year. her family said she loved the beach and the new york yankees. in her obituary they write she was an amazing daughter, cousin, sister, teacher and friend, and died protecting her kids. we couldn't be prouder of our hero. her beloved dog roxie still waits every day for vicki to come home from school. >> we will
that she became a permanent substitute teacher at sandy hook elementary. >> she would say i'm doing this and that. >> they were planning to see "the hob it" on friday night. but the last text was at 8:58 am. >> it doesn't seem real or permanent. >> do you think you might see her again? >> i'm convinced that i'll see her again. i have a little squish pillow that she had that smells like her perfumes and stuff. >> and when i wake up i can smell my girlfriend's perfume and it makes me cry. >> the love of her life is how it describes tony. >> i only get one year with her. >> it is kind of bad to say, but i'm jealous of her friends that got more than one year. all i got was one. but it was a really good year. >> you hugged president obama when he was here sunday night. >> yeah, but i want a hug from lauren and i'm not going to get that. >> it is this song they both loved and it will always remind tony of his lauren. ♪ i love the way you say good morning ♪ >> i want the world to know that she was a great person and touched the lives of everyone she ever met even if you met her once yo
of addressing gun violence, today, president obama said that the tragedy at sandy hook changed everything, and now focusing on these issues will be at the forefront of his agenda. the president promised action. >> so, i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. >> reporter: he pledged that his administration would look at the mental health, education, cultural and gun control aspects of this tragedy. and to head the effort, he appointed vice president biden, an author of the 1994 crime bill, which contained a ban on some semiautomatic rifles. the team will report back by next month, the president said. the president hopes to capitalize from this national moment, when eve some pro-gun rights democrats are calling for change. today, he demanded congress take real action right now. ban the sale of high capacity ammunition clips. close the so-called gun show loophole that does not require background checks in many private sales. and ban the sale of what he call
to recommend new laws and executive orders. mr. obama pointed to assault rifles like the one used in the sandy hook attack to access to mental health care and to what he called a culture of that glorifies violence. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, gun control has never been an obama administration priority. it is now, and the clock is ticking on vice president joe biden's gun violence task force. mr. obama wants to announce new initiatives before his state of the union address in late january. >> there's no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. and any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts. >> reporter: after congresswoman gabrielle giffords and 18 others were shot in arizona and 12 were murdered in a colorado movie theater the president offered up words but little else
, happy, funn funny... >> the owner of a sandy hook hair salon is planning a cut athon to raise money for the families of the victim autos we want to do anything we can to help. we're here for anyone f you need anything just come n we're here for you. >> local high school students worked into the cold damp night, relighting the candles the rain snuffed out. >> walk by here, they can see this and this gives him hope happens. we can make it easier for the community. >> this friday morning at 9:30 the governor is calling for a nationwide moment of silence and asking churches to ring their°/q, bells 26 times, for eh of those killed in sandy hook elementary. >> todayr7ç the community in oakland came together during a special mass for victims of the sandy hook shooting. nick smith is live from the cathedral dral of christ the light church near lake merit. nick? >> good evening. it was a moving and respectful ceremony designed to pay tribute to those that lost their lives on friday in newtown, connecticut. >> the archbishop led the mass. >> that as we weep for brothers and sisters take it
violence. >> reporter: five days after the sandy hook shooting in newtown, president obama says our country needs more than gun control. we need a solution to stop the violence. that's why he is creating a new interagency task force led by vice president joe biden. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read and then pushed aside. this is a team that has a very specific task to pull together real reforms right now. >> reporter: much of the political focus so far has been on gun legislation. >> we have failed our children. >> reporter: today, senator barbara boxer is suggesting a different route beefing up school security. >> what it would do, it would help schools use the existing program to provide schools with more resources to install tip lines, surveillance equipment, secured entrances, metal detectors and other important safety measures. >> i think it's a wonderful idea that the federal is looking to expand funding for school security. >> reporter: ken trump says af
of these situations. aurora was the worst single killing with a gun. 70 people. this incident in sandy hook was the worst school shooting. is there a national crisis and is the president right to identify the solution as to at least trying to deal with this, banning these type of assault weapons and the high capacity magazine clips and also as mayor booker says here, trying to register the ownership of guns in a much more sensible manner? >> i think the president recognized today in a very appropriate statement that we have to look at a variety of risk factors that have created this epidemic, this carnage, and he talked in his remarks, when he identified the vice president as leading -- beginning to lead is that national conversation. he did understandably point to firearms. but i think very appropriately he talked about our mental health system. he talked about a culture of violence that dominates in many of our urban areas. if we are serious about dealing with this and reducing the risk that it will happen again, i and think we have to be clear to the audience and all of america, it's ver
, of sorts, is under way for sandy hook students. some got a first look at their classrooms. the principal will come out of retirement as a former sandy hook principal. and in washington, president obama issued a resounding call to action. >> this is not some washington commission. >> reporter: the president announced a powerful team of cabinet members, now have the new task of creating immediate reforms to prevent more shootings. and the vice president isn't wasting any time in getting to action. today, planning to convene a meeting of top law enforcement officials from all around the country, trying to brainstorm a way forward. live in sandy hook, mark greenblatt. rob and sunny, back to you. >> the fallout from the tragedy, remarkable. thank you for the live report. >>> and the sides placing new restrictions on so-called assault weapons. the white house is also looking at other solutions to the nation's gun problem. among the considerations, better funding for mental health counseling. also, steps to keep society from glamorizing guns and violence. the president is promising to send the
takes the bill, remember that money to help sandy victims. this may be illegal. one stealing dougr for their own pet project should go to jail. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. neil: we know what has our focus these days, the tragedy in connecticut, and the crisis over the cliff, but did you catch this, radar posting a decline in second quarter profit this contins a pattern of company warningshat cannot be ignored. worried about things getting bump here. he is right, any tax increase on the rich could push us closer to a recession too. tom, you say the sequel could be worse. >> right. i have to tell you fedex, among other companies are concerned about what is going on with the economy. they are hedging themselves, if this administration increases taxes on $250,000, you could see this economy go to a recession. a lot of companies pre
they are not. >> i mean, i have fixed mealings. on one hand, we are all devastated not only about sandy hook and that one incident of -- incidence of violence but violence in oakland is den stating. >> reporter: recently an additional 91 guns were turn intoed the oakland police department as a result of the gun buy back program. people can turn in their guns in exchange for $200. no questions asked. since the program, 190 guns have been pulled into oakland pd and pulled out of the streets. >> we're not politicians. we're citizens. >> reporter: keith stephenson is responsible for funding much of the money for this program. he said he just grew tired of the violence. he's fronted more than $100,000 to front the gun byback and now he wants to see this -- buy back and now he wants to see this go statewide. >> a statewide is in effect. the calls are coming from san diego, orange county, los angeles, sacramento. this is easily a state-wide initiative. >> reporter: keith is urging other business owners to step forward and join him. despite the stigma of owning a medical marijuana facility, he says
that had traveled from florida i believe they drove overnight to get up to sandy hook. and they appeared at the memorial site and just started playing and singing. ♪ >> i feel your pain, i understand you're grieving, and we are here for you. >> that's it for us. thanks very much for watching. "erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> investigating today did a new sweep of the house where adam lanza and his mother lived. we asked the police chief what he found. what was lanza's state at the time of the shooting. we look at autism and killer's brains as we continue to focus on mental health. >>> and tonight, no deal in washington. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, desperate for answers. investigators spent the day at the home of 20-year-old adam lanza, sweeping the house for evidence of a motive. behind the rampage in which 20 children were killed and seven adults, including his own mother. there are also new details tonight about nancy lanza's whereabouts in the days before the shooting. deborah fayerick is live outside the home
on the vice president's meetings today. plus, how the sandy hook community is continuing to grieve. >>> new in concord, police investigating robbery at popular mall it happened in the parking lot of the sun valley mall near the macy's store 7:30 last night. a came came at her from behind pressed what she thinks was a gun against the back of her head and demanded money. >>> in the south bay, authorities are trying to find the gunman who opened fire on uniformed marine driving down a freeway. someone shot at the moving car on highway 85 in cupertino around 1 yesterday afternoon chp and sheriff's office trying to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured. >>> hewlett-packard facing new suit from a shareholder accusing the company of making false claims over acquisition of the british software giant autonomy last month american panel wrote down.8.8 million dollars citing accounting mistakes the suit says hp represented the original value, hp is reviewing the cl
wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary school. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce it. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president biden will look into banning assault weapons but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure only the right people have firearms. >> reporter: there will be at least nine more funerals or viewings today. on wednesday each of the victims was remembered in his or her own special way. paul simon sang at the funeral for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto. she died trying to protect her first grade teastudents. >> she gave her life for her kids. it breaks my kids. >> 7-year-old daniel barden wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up, so firemen across the region said good-bye to him as though he were one of their own. carolyn prev ity liked to draw and dance. principal dawn hochsprung was a mother of two but they say all the school was her kids. vice president bide listen get righ
nothing happen. will it really be any different this time? will the murders at sandy hook elementary force action where previous efforts had failed? tonight that is the question in washington. and in newtown. where families are still burying their dead. shannon bream hats news for us tonight live in washington. shannon, what makes gun control advocates believe they have any sort of success this time? >> well, shepard, they believe things have shifted this time around. they believe that americans have reached a tipping point. here is democratic congresswoman carolyn mccarthy whose husband was killed in a mass shooting. >> this time is different all the time is different because there is so much anger. when you talk to people, there is anger behind their voices. why are we allowing this to continue to happen? >> democrats in both the house and the senate say they are introducing legislation designed to ban high capacity clips. those that hold more than 10 bhults at once and that they are looking for republicans to sign on to their efforts,. >> shepard: shep shannon, as always there are diffe
responders who were the first people to enter the sandy hook elementary school and discover the carnage there that ended up being the loss of 20 children and six adults in that school and then, of course, the mother of the killer who was shot in her bed and the killer himself. the attorney general apparently is not traveling with any other senior justice officials to newtown. he will also not be attending any of the funerals or the memorials. and again, you will not be seeing the pictures of him. there's no plan for this to be anything public other than these meetings he's going to have with those law enforcement officials. but, of course, this is a day of more farewells in newtown. six, six funerals in this tiny community, six visitations also. so 12 services. these people being laid to rest today, allison wyatt, she is just gorgeous. she loved to draw. and she told her parents she wanted to be an artist. benjamin wheeler, look at that smile. he's just so sweet. huge fan of the beatles. his parents tell us. and then look at this. catherine hubbard, you almost know her personality from
connecticut 9:30 tomorrow morning marking the moment one week earlier when bullets ripped through the sandy hook elementary can school. final preparations are being made for tributes to the 26 students and educators who were killed last friday morning at that elementary school. poppy harlow spoke with one of the boyfriends of one of the victims buried today, lauren rousseau. tomorrow morning, 9:30 a.m. eastern, poppy. >> reporter: absolutely, wolf. i mean, this community is still reeling. they are really living minute by minute here trying to get by. lauren rousseau, this beautiful young woman, 30 years old, told her mother that she had wanted to be a teacher since before she was even in kindergarten. she got to live out that dream but her life was cut far too short. >> this says, me, since i've been with you. thanks for rubbing off on me. >> reporter: 30 and in love, tony and lauren rousseau. do you remember the moment that you were in love with her? >> yes. like right -- the first date i had with her i knew. >> reporter: at a wine bar where they shared their first kiss. lauren called him
in the classroom. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed. >> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light
. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed. >> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light blue, evapor
.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distracted. he's urging pet owners to make sure their animals are kept
frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was going to be rainy. i was hoping to get things wrapped up today. >> reporter: other shoppers tell us their deadline for buying presents is now. >> i have one more stop and i'll be dunn done. >> reporter: mary bundled up. >> presents for my team at work and just wanted to get them done tonight. we're off next week. >> holidays it does get busy for us. >> reporter: william at pets referral center says the holidays are a busy time. pets have a tendency to eat things that are harmful to them when their owners are distr
see. >> greta: nice to see you. coming up, new information inside the home of the sandy hook shooter. a live report, next. and senator john mccain goes "on the record" about the benghazi report. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >> greta: new information about the murder of the man who fund and down 20 children and 6 adults in sandy hook elementary school. what's the latest today? >> reporter: according to the "new york post," adam lanza spent hours alone, every day in his basement, in a windowless, playing violent games, with posters of military weapons on the walls. when he did emermg from the basement, he was described as sullen and silent. the new york daily news reports that his mother, nancy, had grown increasingly frustrated with her son's isolation, trying and failing to get him to leave the room and interact with others, perhaps go
like her aunt. she died trying to shield her students from the barrage of bullets inside sandy hook elementary. i met one of those students that she saved and was able to make it out alive. >> we were there for four days. such a sad, sad -- and i've covered a lot of horrendous story, but this was unique. you just think of those 20 first grader, 6 and 7 years old. so sad. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> "outfront" next, investigators today did a new sweep of the house where adam lanza and his mother lived. we asked the police chief what he found and what was his mental state at the time of the shooting? we look at autism and killer's brains as we focus on mental health and tonight, no deal in washington. let's go aufz. good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, desperate for answers. investigators spent the day at the home of 20-year-old adam lan lanza, sweeping the house for evidence of a motive. there are also new details tonight about nancy lanza's where abouts in the days before the shooting. debo
attended the sandy hook elementary school mass. >> took time out of my day oremember the fam -- to remember the families. >> reporter: we all bear a burden when children die in violence. >> pray for the victims and pray for ourselves that we may learn from these events. >> reporter: there was no reasoning why these children, why their teachers, after mass he sent a wreath. >> so hard to believe that these little angels are no longer on this earth. it is heart wrenching. >> reporter: names of the victims spoken towards heaven. >> katherine hubbard. >> a lot of people cared even though it didn't happen near here. it was touching to know that everyone cared. >> reporter: connected by grief, united to find some way to end the violence. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >> classes resume today at san jose city college after the campus was shut down because of an alert about a possible armed intruder. >> i feel fine. i didn't feel nervous or anything. they handled it professionally. >> she hunkered down in her office for three hours last night while police searched. ktvu reported live from the sc
get to sandy hook and appeared at the memorial site and started playing and singing. ♪ >> i feel your pain, i understand you are grieving like we are here for you. >> images and words from all around the world. we will see you again in one hour from now. thank you very much for watching. piers morgan starts now. >> this is piers morgan tonight. guns in america a live special. ♪ >> if we work harder to keep gunz out of the hands of dangerous people there would be fewer atrocities in places like newtown. since friday morning, a police officer was gunned down in memphis leaving four children without her mother. >> we don't know why he did what he did. >> a woman was shot and killed inside a casino. three people were shot inside a alabama hospital. >> it is a tragic event. >> i 4-year-old was caught in a drive by in missouri and taken off life support yesterday. >> my 4-year-old baby. >> at least 10,000 americans murdered with guns every year. president obama said it is time for real reform right now. i talked to victims and family members and newark mayor and they are all here. en
to tighten gun laws and curb violence in the wake of the sandy hook massacre. president obama set a january deadline for recommendations from biden's task force and he'll make this a major part of his state of the union address as he lays out a list of priorities for the country. >>> seemingly endsless line of funeral processions will roll through newtown, connecticut. among yesterday's good-byes, family and friends gathered in honor of 27-year-old victoria soto, the teacher killed while trying to shield her young first grade students from a barrage of bullets. paul simon was there to sing soto's favorite song "the sound of silence." meanwhile, the family of 6-year-old victim noah pozner said someone they didn't know was soliciting donations in noah's memory. the official-looking website has since been transferred to the family. >>> new details are emerging about the whereabouts of nancy lanza in the days leading up to the massacre. nbc news learned nancy was on vacation in new hampshire wednesday and thursday of last week, according to a family friend. the friend didn't know where she was
murdered at sandy hook are being remembered here. long lines outside now a painful sight, all too common in this town. >> tragedy landed here and it's our job to take care of what had to be done. that's what we would do. >> the calls with the families, difficult beyond words. >> many of the children had favorite hobbies. one girl loved horses and animals and one wanted to be a vet. boy was the giants fan. >> started by his grandfather more than 100 years ago, this faun rule home is where he grew up, but he has never seen anything as tragic as this. >> i have read that you called this the week from hell. >> yes, it is the week from hell, but we will get through it. >> the innocence was taken away from them. that makes it very, very difficult for us to deal with. >> pasqualy runs the funeral association and gathered 100 volunteers to help with the funerals. >> mentally how do you prepare to talk with the families? >> knowing that you have a roll to play to assist them in helping them say goodbye to their little girl. it's very, very difficult. in the evening when you go home, you deal with
york city firefighter. hundreds of people waited in lines to pay their respects to sandy hook principal dawn hochsprung, who, of course, died, as she protected her students. just this endless line of funerals. just to see the grief there. >> there have been so many. with 26 victims, i assume we still have some more to go. >> oh, yeah. not done just yet. a few more days of this. i heard of something awful. not to change the mood too much. i pulled this up, too. there was a fake website out there that was raising money for one of the deceased little boys and it came to the family's attention. and they obviously were outraged and rightfully reported to it police. >> it was noah pozner. the 6-year-old little boy. >> before you donate to anything, folks, make sure it's legit, because there is scum out there that would take advantage even of a tragedy like this. >> scam artists. >> so don't believe everything on the internet. >> despicable yet again. >> be careful what you donate to. just make sure it's legit, that's all. >> now a special offering from one of the nation's best elementary scho
, outside the wake of sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. and there was this. hundreds of firefighters standing at attention at the funeral of 7-year-old daniel barden, who wanted to be one of them when he grew up. today, vice president joe biden will begin meeting with law enforcement officials to discuss how to prevent another tragedy like newtown. we're going to have more on those talks coming up in just a moment. >>> and new concerns about marijuana and prescription drug use among teens this morning. a new survey finds 23% of high school seniors now admit smoking pot in the last month alone. 7% say they smoke it every day. and 1 in 12 teens now admits to using the stimulant adderall, which treats attention deficit disorder. a significant increase from just three years ago. >>> and finally, a $500 million mystery this morning after a whole lot more than a prayer was left at jerusalem's holiest of sites. a visitor at the famed western wall found an envelope, you guys. it was filled with more than 500 checks, each written for $1 million. the checks were signed but not
everything from sandy to newtown. come on. what's really stopping you from spending money? we'll have an answer, we'll also have the opening bell coming up next. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 ml350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. >> thursday morning, we're expecting the opening trend to be slightly down on wall street this morning. i've got two numbers for you in the news background. number one, 361,000 new claims for jobless benefits last week. that's 17,000 more than the previous week. not a good number. 361,000 is way up there, it's a proxy for layoffs, that means that the layoff trend continues far too high for this supposed stage of the economic recovery. item two, in the third quarter of this year, that will be july through the end of september, the economy expanded at a better rate than we thought. 3.1% on an annualized basis, higher than we originally estimate
the chain reaction. the truck cause carrying debris from super storm sandy. >> it was like a movie. chain reaction. it was so fast. no one could react to it. >> 40 vehicles were involved in the wreck. it stretched the length of a football field. eastbound lanes are shut but westbound lanes are open. >>> 4 u.s. citizens plotting to destroy u.s. targets overseas. they pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy. three already pleaded guilty but changed their plea when is the 4th was indicted as being the ringleader. the younger brother of bernie madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in history. he is expected to spend the next ten years behind bars. one victim fired off a letter to the judge saying she is very unhappy the sentencing was postponed from december 9th. another was outraged because . y >> no sign of inmates who used bred sheets to break free in chicago. after their escape they got into a cab without their orange jump suits on. they went to connolly's mom's how is she turned them away and called the cops. a 50,000 dollar award is being offered for
, mark. sandy hook students will not return to school until 2013. they wail tend classes in an unused middle school in monroe. that school hzn't been used since june, 2011. crews and workers have been making% g< safe for their return. the school will be run by donna page, a retired sandy hook principal. the rft of the students return to class yesterday. parents say at this point they just want to try to return to normalcy. >> i just naturally would love to keep my kids in a bubble. you can't live that way. >> connecticut lead medical examiner wants to look into the dna of adam lanza and asked wants to determine if there are identifiable diseases associated with this violent debehaifor autos school buses are back on the streets in newtown, connecticut. there are also funeral processions. >> abc news is there with the story. >> yet another funeral of a young victim. firefighters were at the memorial for daniel, who dreamed of becoming a new york city firefighter like his uncle and cousin. >> our son had so much love to give to this world. and he was supposed to have a lifetime of bringi
moves forward to prevent more tragedies like what happened at sandy hook. mar7pw greenblatt is live in connecticut. >> reporter:iziúk good morning. we are expecting more funeral processions to roll through town. that as the president is endorsing sweeping new gun restrictions. ♪ ♪ ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> reporter: tears flowed freely neighboring communities came together for a tribute to newtown. >> benjamin, one of the greatest in heaven. processions seemed to spread across connecticut for the shooting victims, both children and adults, more than 100 firefighters honored young daniel who wanted to grow up to be one of them. >> upsetting that these young kids had their lives taken from them so early. >> reporter: mourners paid respect to teacher and principal. >> i think any teacher would do what she did. and not blink and just do whatever had to be done to protect those children. >> reporter: a rebirth of sorts also underway at a new school. some got their first look at their new classrooms on loan from a neighboring town. ç,dÑz principal taking the helm will come out of re
then. since, he says, funding has dropped off. he points out that teachers at sandy hook elementary actually had lockdown training and the school had a surveillance system at the front door. while it didn't stop the shooter, it did delay him. >> it's extremely tough to look at sandy hook and believe that the security systems and the training worked. they certainly didn't have the desired outcome of saving everyone, but the outcome could have been four times worse had they not had the measures that they did in place. >> reporter: senator boxer had some other ideas, as well. she wants the national guard to get involved in school security. she says they have the training and the familiarity with thousands of communities across this country. now, they would not replace local law enforcement of course. but she believes that they could help support them. >> thank you. >>> all the talk about automatic and semi-automatic weapons leaves people to wonder the difference. phil matier reports. >> reporter: one visit to the evidence room gives you a good idea of how many guns are on the streets o
to the one used in sandy hook and when asked about it they said this was scheduled before this happened. i mean, we shouldn't think that the opposition to change is going go away. >> no. the opposition to change is not going to go away, but what folks need to understand, chris, and you -- i watched your coverage from connecticut. your passion was a reflection of not just that community, but the country. this cut deep and this really resonates with people in a way that i think if we're not careful on the right that this could wind up really, really devastating and the longer term protections of gun advocates and owners want to keep in place under the constitution and under the second amendment to be able to own and, quote, bear arms. if they're careful and you come out hard charging and heavy handed holding options while they're burying kids several hundred miles away. >> who are 6 and 7 years old. i don't think we can say that enough times. >> absolutely. i think we lose an opportunity to actually get this right, and i think the country wants that to happen. >> michael steele, governor ren
lost many friends and collegues that day. he says the massacre at sandy hook elementary brings up those painful memories from nearly 20 years ago. >> what is disappointing to me is we are 20 years removed and it is still happening. and it is happening more frequently now and it is seen to be accepting. as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure! >>reporter: after the incident at 101 california sheldon and other survivors formed the law center to prevent gun violence. tuesday they wrote this letter to the president obama urging stronger gun control lawsincluding the reinstatment of the federal ban on assault weapons. >> i have been in a building that was under attack if that ever happens again i hope that there is less of a chance for a person that might knock on my door and it will able to shoot 30 rounds%. >>reporter: he hopes that the mass murders in conneticutserves as the tipping point to move this country in a safer direction. >> somebody killer in 21st graders somebody telling them in a safe community in connecticut that tested get somebody going? if that does not
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de esto. >>hoy los alumnos de este plantel pudieron familiarizarse con lo que será su futura sandy hook >>hoy fueron llevados a cabo seis funerales, uno de ellos, la maestra vicky soto, quien escondio a sus alumnos en el armario del aula donde enseñaba. >>ella hizo lo más que pudo, dice su primo >>son detalles que conmueven a la comunidad que viene a este lugar. >>que se puede hacer en la vida. dios no quiera que pase esto contra uno >>otros buscan en las mascotas el contacto para expresar su dolor, aquí todo vale, para superar estos difíciles momentos >>ya son once funerales los que se han llevado a cabo. y faltan 15. mañana una criatura de 6 años será trasladada ohio. >>es todo desde connecticut. >>muchas gracias, es difícil sacarse estas imágenes de la mente de ositos de peluche. >>ahora cuales fueron las primeras reacciones de estos niños a quienes la maestra salvó. >>adelan, nayeli chávez geller. >>buenas noches, son historias como el protagonista que a continuacion les voy a presentar, ofrecen un poco de consuelo ante tanto dolor que atraviesa la comunidad. >>euge
super storm sandy. >> it was like a move yechain reaction and so fast. no one could react to it. >> brian: 40 vehicles were involved and the wreck stretched the length of a football field and all lanes are reopened this morning. midwest getting pummeled with a massive snow storm. some states are under blizzard warnings it is expected to dump a foot of the snow in the next 48 hours. in nebraska. roads are shut down because of the snow and strong wins are making visibility difficult. roads are closed in washington state after collisions and spin outs . there is word that one person is hurt. younger brother of madoff will be sentenced for helping pull off the biggest ponzi scheme in prison. he will be spending 10 years behind bars. one victim said she is unhappy that the sentence was postpone anothered the judge to remain free to attend a bar mitzvah. she brought the miss universe crown back to the u.s. first time in a decade. >> miss universe 2012 is usa. 20 year old olivia culpo eighth american ever to win the title. back in 1997. she beat out miss philippines and miss venezuela
at sandy hook. several senator and mayors have said they are at least open to reconsidering their positions. whether the promise stands the test of time though is yet to be seen and one man who might be able to help us answer that question is representative jack kingston. congressman welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you governor and it's great to be here but certainly a sad occasion but i appreciate the opportunity. >> jennifer: likewise i really appreciate your willing to come and share your ideas. you are somebody who the nra has given an a rating to. and what specific solutions are you able to put on the table to prevent this from happening again. >> what i have said is that pro-gun people should not be afraid to have this discussion and put all of the facts on the table and see what could be done to prevent it. how do we keep guns out of the hands of mentally unbalanced people appears to be a huge challenge in our society, because it gets in to privacy and freedom issues, and so forth, but putting this on the table, talking about the mental
the marsh and joins us from new town on the long road to recovery ahead. >> the sandy hook teachers are really struggling trying to get to as many as possible. >> wednesday newtown said it farewell to sandy hook teacher the vicki soto. paul simon was a family friend and performed at the sound of silence at her funeral. wednesday night about 3000 people gathered at western connecticut state university for a tribute to newtown victims. the tragedy has sparked national debate over gun control with president obama pledging to take action. a newly formed group, at newtown united advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that have passed away and if we don't do this we have failed them. >> tomorrow will be a national day of morning. charges will bring their belts 26 the time for each victim at the exact time of the shootings. >> and bay area headlines police are investigating materials that were stored in a san mateo home. this is the 400 block of terret drive. authorities say the materials were not stable to move without potential of explosion and evacuate
in sandy hook? sorry. this is the worst by far for any of the countries in the world. yet your answer is more guns. >> i have had conversations with individuals who save lives with guns. in more than one of the folks who have come through my class have saved lives with guns. they have protected themselves and their loved ones. we look at it as guns save lives. >> tom ridge, you are hearing this. guns save lives. >> first of all i'm wondering if there are veterans, men or women in the army or marines who have had the training with assault weapons i would be curious to know whether or not they think their neighbor who has not had the training should be able to access these weapons and having been in the military where they think that is a matter of public policy and whether we should go forward with continuing to permit the sale of these items. >> i can jump in. my brother was in the british military. doctor who was operated on tens of thousands of people. make no miss take. wait a second. a surgeon these bullets enter and they explode inside the bone. they shatter the bone, they lead t
on sandy hook elementary school that left 20 students and six adults dead. vice president joe biden will meet with law enforcement officers from across the country today. he is leading a new task force charged with finding ways to reduce gun violence. funeral services for five more victims are being held today. cbs reporter marlie hall joins us with a new call for action. >> reporter: connecticut senator richard bloomenthal and senator-elect chris murphy met wednesday with a group called newtown united. residents who came together after the shooting to push for a ban on assault weapons. >> good morning, everybody. >> reporter: they may have a new supporter in president obama. he wants new laws to try to prevent another tragedy like the one at sandy hook elementary. >> the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> reporter: as head of the president's task force, vice president joe biden will look into banning assault weapons. but gun advocates say that's not necessary. >> there are lots of things we can do to make sure tha
adam oepd fire in sandy hook elementary school, but a person that knows him says he hadn't had communication with his son in about two years when adam cut his father out of his life about the time the elder lanza remarried. until then, peter lanza, an executive with ge, seen in this linked in photo, had weekly visits with adam. according to the same source that told us lanza didn't live the in the newtown since 2001, eight years before his divorce with ex-wife nancy was finalized. in the hours after the shooting a reporter for the stamford advocate outside peter lanza's house told cnn lanza was unauto wear of his son's involvement in the shooting. >> i said we received a report that somebody at this address is connected to the shooting in newtown. his face just went from -- you know, he'd been this very polite stranger making pleasantries with me, and he went from that to sort of shock and then just this horrified look. essentially declined comment, rolled up his window and went inside his house. >> since then he released a statement expressing condolences for victims' families
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